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Monday, April 13, 2009
Morning take: Leftwich leaves Pittsburgh

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC North:

Morning take: With this domino falling, expect the Steelers to strike a deal with veteran quarterback Charlie Batch very soon to become Ben Roethlisberger's backup in 2009.

Morning take: Why is this important to the AFC North? With starting linebackers Thomas, Mike Vrabel and Derrick Johnson in Kansas City, it is now possible for Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry to fall to the Cleveland Browns with the fifth overall pick.

Morning take: The feeling I gather is the player wants out and the team does not want to comply -- unless it's at the right price. Coming off a down year, the "right price" for Cincinnati doesn't seem attainable.

Morning take: Boller took a pounding early in his career and never recovered with the Ravens. It will be interesting to see if he can take advantage of a fresh start.